Working Ourselves Out of a Job – A Passion for Improvement

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This eBook was winner of the EuroSTAR ‘Best Paper’ award 2010. It asks what is the purpose of a tester? Are we really needed? Should we be needed? If everything went well, if no-one made mistakes, if nothing needed improving, then testing and testers would not be needed. We only need testers because people make mistakes. What if we concentrated on preventing the mistakes instead of finding them after they have been made?

 

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The Author

Independent quality and testing consultant Isabel Evans has more than thirty years of IT experience in quality management and testing in the financial, communications, and software sectors. Her quality management work focuses on encouraging IT teams and customers to work together via flexible processes designed and tailored by the teams that use them. Isabel authored Achieving Software Quality Through Teamwork and chapters in Agile Testing: How to Succeed in an eXtreme Testing Environment; The Testing Practitioner; and Foundations of Software Testing. A popular speaker at software conferences worldwide, Isabel is a Chartered IT Professional and Fellow of the British Computer Society, and has been a member of software industry improvement working groups.

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